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  • Living in a machiya #2
  • Living in a machiya #2 Living in a machiya #2

In a machiya the zashiki (or guest room) is the room to receive your guests. The machiya where we live in has a very nice zashiki, which we use as the actual living, and hang out when we have guests.

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  • Tea tasting in Wazuka
  • Tea tasting in Wazuka Tea tasting in Wazuka Tea tasting in Wazuka Tea tasting in Wazuka Tea tasting in Wazuka

You can’t go to Japan without experiencing tea culture. Last Friday we escaped Kyoto and went off the grid to Obubu Tea Farms.

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  • Rakumachirakuya
  • Rakumachirakuya Rakumachirakuya Rakumachirakuya

Last two weeks the Rakumachirakuya festival is being held throughout Kyoto. Activities ranging from a cooking class to an insight lecture into working with roof tiles are held in kyo-machiya’s to promote machiya culture.

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  • hinemos exhibition in Anewal gallery
  • hinemos exhibition in Anewal gallery hinemos exhibition in Anewal gallery hinemos exhibition in Anewal gallery

Anewal gallery hosts the himenos exhibition this week with music, photographs, wooden crafts work and objets trouves.

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